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Posted December 31, 2010 - 01:22 PM

Hello, I am a collector of one and two wheeled walk behind tillers. I collect tillers made by ROTOTILLER, INC. and Graham-Paige/Frazer. Anyone on here collect any of these machines?
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Posted December 31, 2010 - 01:51 PM

Did you ever have a display at Kinzer's ? If so might have seen you there, Al

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 03:51 PM

I've been trying to buy one.There's a guy up the road from me with one,he puts it out on his front lawn as a lawn ornament,but he won't sell it,or at least he hasn't sold.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 07:26 PM

I have had a display at Kinzers for 10 consecutive years.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 08:46 PM

I found a 2 wheeled Roto-ette this fall and it has the sickle bar mower attachment. Do you have anything that shows how the mower hooks up? i've got a few other early tillers too but haven't done much with them.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 10:13 PM

That depends on whether you have a model T or a 2 or 3. Which Roto-Ette model do you have?

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Posted January 01, 2011 - 08:13 AM

I wasn't sure if that was your display in the link in this post . I like the cut-away of the engine . Very nice display. Do you think at the numbers of tractors and displays were down a little from other years at Kinzer's summer and fall shows ? Al

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Posted January 01, 2011 - 09:09 AM

Thank you for the kind comments. I have enjoyed collecting these great old tillers and learning the history of ROTOTILLER, INC. If you like my cutaway, check this out: http://www.zucksroto...away/index.html

Ever since R&T made new rules on what we can and cannot do in the small engine area, exhibitor numbers have been down. They made a lot of long time exhibitors angry and they have not come back. Before the changes the small engine area was packed. I am not sure what is going on in the tractor area. Really the main interest at R&T is steam. Supposedly that is the main reason for its founding and ongoing existence. One thing that really stinks in the small engine area is selling is not allowed. Collectors are constantly buying and selling, it's part of the hobby. I say a certain small engine parts vendor ruined it several years back by taking several spaces in the display area for selling instead of going to the flea market where he belonged.
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Posted January 01, 2011 - 09:26 AM

I love cutaways. My Uncle has a demonstrator from David Bradley. Turn the Hand crank & watch the plug fire.

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Posted January 01, 2011 - 09:29 AM

Thanks for the link , that cutaway was very slick, sorry to hear that it was changes that are keeping some exhibitors away. Do you go to any other shows? There is a show near me that gets pretty many small equipment about 2 hrs from Lancaster Blue Mountain Antique Gas & Steam Engine Assoc. INC. I posted some pictures on the site , hope some from GtTalk come to the shows , 1st ones in 2 weeks !!! Jan. 15th.

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Posted January 01, 2011 - 09:47 AM

That depends on whether you have a model T or a 2 or 3. Which Roto-Ette model do you have?


From looking at your website, it has to be a 2 or 3. It has the round quick attach on the front.

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Posted January 01, 2011 - 09:48 AM

Yes, the Jacktown show. Great show! I have been there 2 or 3 times. Do you know Dan Burmiester or Harley Collins? Bought Rototillers from both. Dan has an Atomic Babe tractor and his wife makes bears. Harley collects Worthington tractors.

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Posted January 01, 2011 - 09:50 AM

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Then your mower would attach to the front. You remove that heavy round plate and mount the mower there. I will see if I can find a photo of a 2 or 3 with the mower attached.

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Posted January 01, 2011 - 10:35 AM

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Here is one photo I found with the sickle bar. Does yours look like this?

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Posted January 01, 2011 - 12:26 PM

Sorry I don't know either of those fellows ,but next time I'm there I'll be looking for them.




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